Trouble #23: Prelude to a Disaster

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Dandelion Salad

sub.Media on Nov 29, 2019

Every day the news gets worse. Millions of people are displaced by record-breaking heatwaves and droughts, violent mega-storms and flash floods. Unprecedented wildfires burn out of control, scorching massive tracts of forest and brush, and plunging nearby urban metropolises into surreal scenes of mid-afternoon darkness. Meanwhile, scientists solemnly inform us that marine life could be wiped out by mid-century, as the oceans continue to be gradually transformed from vibrant areas of rich biodiversity into the plastic-filled graveyards of industrial civilization. Try as we might… the consequences of our consequence-free lifestyles are becoming harder and harder to ignore.

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The Brief Origins of May Day by Eric Chase

Occupy May Day 2012

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Dandelion Salad
Originally published May 1, 2015

Republished with permission from IWW

by Eric Chase
IWW, 1993
May 1, 2019

Most people living in the United States know little about the International Workers’ Day of May Day. For many others there is an assumption that it is a holiday celebrated in state communist countries like Cuba or the former Soviet Union. Most Americans don’t realize that May Day has its origins here in this country and is as “American” as baseball and apple pie, and stemmed from the pre-Christian holiday of Beltane, a celebration of rebirth and fertility.

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What Was The Paris Commune? by The Anti-Social Socialist

What Was The Paris Commune by The Anti-Social Socialist

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“The Paris Commune of 1871 was one of the greatest and most inspiring episodes in the history of the working class. In a tremendous revolutionary movement, the working people of Paris replaced the capitalist state with their own organs of government and held political power until their downfall in the last week of May. The Parisian workers strove, in extremely difficult circumstances, to put an end to exploitation and oppression, and to reorganise society on an entirely new foundation. 130 years later the lessons of these events are of fundamental importance for socialists today.” — Greg Oxely, The Paris Commune of 1871, May 16, 2001

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Ending Capitalism Is Not Enough by Eric Schechter

San Francisco - Telegraph Hill: Coit Tower - Industries of California

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by Eric Schechter aka LeftyMathProf
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Eric’s Rants and Videos blog
January 22, 2019, revised March 12, 2019

leftymathprof on Mar 12, 2019

The world is falling apart, and reforms won’t suffice. “End capitalism” is a good start, but ultimately too simple an explanation. We need to end hierarchy and property, because they concentrate power, which corrupts. Separate property requires markets, which cause increasing inequality, alienation, and externalities. The externalities include war, poverty, and climate change. Climate change will kill us all soon if continued.

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Traditional Libertarianism VS American Libertarianism by The Anti-Social Socialist

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“One gratifying aspect of our rise to some prominence is that, for the first time in my memory, we, ‘our side,’ had captured a crucial word from the enemy… ‘Libertarians’… had long been simply a polite word for left-wing anarchists, that is for anti-private property anarchists, either of the communist or syndicalist variety. But now we had taken it over.” — Murray N. Rothbard, The Betrayal Of The American Right, 2009

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Who Was Lucy Parsons? by The Anti-Social Socialist

Who Was Lucy Parsons? by The Anti-Social Socialist

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“Lucy Parsons was famous and infamous. And she was prescient about what we’re facing today: the growing gap between rich and poor, the effect of technological innovation in the workplace, the inability of Democrats and Republicans to address gross injustice.” — Jacqueline Jones, New York Times, Dec. 31, 2017

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The Stimulator: Trouble #8 – Hack the System

The Stimulator: Trouble #8 - Hack the System

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Dandelion Salad

sub.Media on Nov 24, 2017

Every day, more and more of our activities and communications take place online. We’ve become addicted to connectivity… to constant access to an endless catalogue of information, entertainment and engagement, all available at the click of a button.

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Abby Martin: Decentralized Disaster Relief Fills Void, Part 3

Abby Martin: Decentralized Disaster Relief Fills Void, Part 3

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Nov 6, 2017

After uncovering total failure by the U.S. government to meet the needs of communities suffering in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Abby Martin meets the people who filled the void.

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What is Socialism? Parts 1-7 by The Anti-Social Socialist

Josiah Says Defeat Capitalism

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The Anti-Social Socialist on Oct 31, 2017

Part 1: Unfulfilling Work

A very short series on the origins, reality and possibilities of true socialism.
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Antifa: A Look at the Antifascist Movement Confronting White Supremacists in the Streets

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Sep 30, 2017

Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook discusses the resurgence of the movement to counter the rise of the far-right and responds to Chris Hedges’ critique of the violent tactics used by the activists. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the origins of Antifa.

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The Difference Between Socialism, Communism, and Marxism Explained by a Marxist

The Difference Between Socialism, Communism, and Marxism Explained by a Marxist

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azureScapegoat on Feb 18, 2017

Ever wondered what the actual difference between socialism and communism were? Well wonder no longer!

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Dorothy Day: Our Problems Stem From Our Acceptance of This Filthy, Rotten System by Richard Sahn

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by Richard Sahn
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
First published at The Contrary Perspective
Originally posted March 24, 2015
January 17, 2017

In 1933 Dorothy Day, a progressive journalist and Catholic convert, and Peter Maurin, a French peasant and philosopher, founded an anarchist-pacifist movement and newspaper they called the “Catholic Worker.” The paper was meant to be the Christian answer to the Communist Party paper, “The Daily Worker.” Not affiliated with the Catholic Church, the movement aimed to follow the Christian gospels by promoting peace—nationally and internationally—and serving the poor and homeless. It urged a culture where the scholar could be a worker and the worker a scholar. It advocated non-violent changes in the very structure of society, based on social justice and economic equality.

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The Stimulator: Meet Your New Overlord

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Dandelion Salad

from subMedia.tv on Nov. 15, 2016

In the wake of the election of Donald Trump, many peeps are freaking the fuck out. Well, step back, take a break and watch our analysis.

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